Bags Now Available On This Site!

you can now purchase a fair ophelia messenger bag made from recycled burlap coffee bags here.

please email me at with any questions or for a picture of YOUR BAG before i send it out.

all bags are unique, because of this, your bag will be different from all other bags i make.

i am available for commissioned bags, but there may be a price variation, depending upon what you would like.



so rarely do my husband and I collaborate and it not end in almost divorce, but this time we had our own separate parts… and we survived. picasso’s coffeehouse commissioned us to do curtains for their front room. i sewed eight coffee sacks together with ties and michael painted some retro-style coffee pictures on them. they turned out great and they look pretty cool.

new bags

these are some of the new bags, they are available still, but who knows for how long.

this first bag is awesome, not only because it says “gayo mountain” in hot pink, but the fabric is really cool and there is en elephant.

here are two more bags.

my bag… all mine

so i finally made my own bag again. i couldn’t bring myself to do an exact replica of my stolen one, but i did use the same green curtains for the exterior. I decided to go ahead and use the upper half of a vintage “Kay-Dee” linen wall-hanging that was given to me by the nice lady at the antique store next to Picasso’s. The flowers are Dogwoods… the bottom half of the linen says Missouri and has a butterfly amoungst the limbs ( a little too touristy for my own taste). so yeah I have my own bag to show off.

the lovely tag that michael silkscreened for me to use in my bags. its great having a husband whose an almost jack of all trades.

speaking of michael, he just finished the shakespeare in the park play, “Comedy of Errors.”

He painted the set and played a small part, but probally the funniest one.

my step dad John also was in the play too. he was the southern doctor and he always does a great job.

kids are a cryin’ gots to go…


so here are a few pictures of my studio in our new house. we have only been here for just under a month so there are boxes still unpacked, my studio as the storeroom until we find the time to put things away. but despite the messiness and the choas of fabric everywhere, i love having my own room.

now get ready for the madness… here is my studio after my first night of working on my current bag order. i had the capture it while you could still find the sewing machine and chair. thank god for memorial day, not that i believe the cause of it is very good, but the post office is closed so that gives me one more day of sewing. i can actually sleep and maybe fit in an x-files episode.

one last thing, this is the great fabric i got from hancocks a few weeks ago. it will be incorporated into most of the bags and i’m sad to say i couldn’t keep any for myself, but hopefully the rest of the roll is still at the store…i should of stuffed it under a huge pile for safe keepings until next time i go fabric shopping. it has butterflies, bees, and dragonflies throughout.